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We conveniently offer two locations, making us accessible to most regions of Northern Alabama and South Central Tennessee.

Our main location is located near the Village of Providence, just above the CVS Pharmacy at the corner of University Drive/US-72 and Providence Main Street.

We also offer a satellite location at the former office of Dr. Ronald Atchley (Scottsboro Vision Center) in downtown Scottsboro.

Dr. Patricia McCoy

Patricia Massengill McCoy, MD


Doctor McCoy is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama where she received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She studied medicine at The University of Alabama School of Medicine. Upon graduation, she completed her internship and residency at The University of Tennessee Memphis. Dr. McCoy is a diplomat for the American Board of Medical Examiners and a fellow for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr McCoy is licensed in the State of Alabama.

Dr McCoy has been practicing general ophthalmology and performing cataract surgery for over 21 years. Dr McCoy operates at The Surgery Center of Huntsville, Huntsville Hospital, and Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro.

Patient Registration: Portal and Paperwork

You can now access your patient account online through our online patient portal. Signing up using your e-mail account gives you access to scheduling reminders, pateint education personalized for your eye conditions, digital exam summaries from office visits, and the ability to contact the office electronically. Click the "Patient Portal" button to register, or to sign in to the patient portal. You may also choose to fill out the office paper forms by clicking the "Patient Paperwork" button.

Preparing for Your Visit

In order for us to provide the best care for you, it is very important that you bring the following items to your visit:

  •  A list of your current medications
  •  Insurance information and card
  •  Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past
  •  Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful
  •  Referral from your primary care physician, if applicable
  •  Co-payment or minimum payment (given at appointment time)
  •  List of questions that you would like to ask your physician
  •  New Patients: download a patient registration packet, complete and bring to your appointment

Billing and Insurance

As a courtesy, we do submit insurance claims for our patients. It is important that you have your correct insurance information at the time of your appointment, and to notify our staff if your insurance coverage changes anytime during your care. We participate with most major medical insurance plans. However, it is the patient's responsibility to ensure proper authorization and physician participation before making an appointment. We recommend patients read their policy book or call their insurance provider to learn about benefits and coverage of their policy.

Primary plans we contract with are listed below, and it is not a comprehensive list. If you have a question about your plan, please ask for assistance. We also file most secondary insurance plans as well.

Aetna Blue Cross Alabama
Cigna Humana
Medicaid Medicare
Medicare Advantage Medicare Rail Road
Multi Plan NAMCI
PHCS (Private Healthcare Services) Tricare
United Healthcare Most secondary insurances

Patient Education & Resources


A cataract is when the lens develops an opacification. The opacity may be small enough and not very dense, so that the transmission of light is minimally affected. It may also be large and very opaque, so much so, that light cannot enter the interior of the eye.

There are several different options for choosing the right implant for cataract surgery, depending on your lifestyle and the type of refractive correction your eye requires.

Dry Eye

Dry Eye occurs when an individual does not produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep the eye tissue healthy and comfortable.


Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. It causes damage to the optic nerve in the eye. It is usually, but not always, associated with an elevated pressure inside the eye. While there is no cure for glaucoma, the condition can be managed, usally with one or more eye drops. Keeping the condition from progressing does not cure it but preserves remaining vision.

Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD)

Macular degeneration affects a spot on the retina responsible for central vision, called the macula. As the condition progresses, it usually results in more difficulties with central vision. In the early stage symptoms may not be noticed, but once there is progression, and both eyes are affected, it may interfere with daily activities.

News & Updates

August 2016

As of October, 2016, our current patient portal will be deactivated and we are switching to a new patient portal provider. It should be much easier to use, and we feel it offers a better long term solution for both patients and the needs of our practice. Unfortunately, documents now on the portal do not transfer over. We apologize for any inconvenience, but if you want your current documents transferred to the new portal then email the office using web form below for assistance.


Thank you for visiting McCoy Vision. If you have a question about any of our services, please fill out the form below. Thank you for understanding that we cannot answer any medical questions electronically. Please call our office with any medical questions and one of our trained Ophthalmic Technicians will be happy to assist you. Please allow our staff two business days to respond. Our office can also be reached directly at 256-382-2700.